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Theme-Based Sensory Activities: Train Rides

Theme-based sensory activities for students with visual impairments center around a journey by train
SMART Brailler

Perkins and APH Team Up to Release the SMART Brailler!

Announcement of the release of the APH SMART Brailler by Perkins
family book pages

Sensory Areas: Families

Students with visual impairments can create family sensory books that have tactile pages describing members of their family.
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Penny and Her Marble

National Braille Press July 2014 Book Club Selection for young readers who are blind or visually impaired
Row boat

Sensory Areas Journeys: By Boat

This multi-sensory activity uses tactile, auditory, and visual elements, as well as literacy and numeracy, to help children with visual impairments to integrate skills across all areas of the curriculum.
Cover of The Runaway Tractor

Sensory Areas: Holiday on the Farm

This activity helps children who are blind or visually impaired to develop sensory skills across the curriculum with these ideas for hands-on learning

Sensory Areas: Fire Service

This activity helps children who are blind or visually impaired to develop sensory skills through fireman activity.
cleaning brushes

Sensory Ideas: People as Helpers: The Cleaner

Multi-sensory ideas for children who are blind or visually impaired
June braille books from Seedlings

Books from Seedlings for June

June braille book selections from Seedlings
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Pocket People Tactile Books

These tactile books are designed for beginning braille readers.
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Sensory Curriculum Ideas - Journey to the Shop

This activity helps children who are blind or visually impaired to develop sensory skills through a trip to visit different kinds of stores and shops.
Cover of Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse

National Braille Press April 2014 Book Selection

Alexander the Wind-up Mouse is the newest book club selection from National Braille Press.
matching bucket

Matching Bucket Activity

Simple ideas to give young children who are blind or visually impaired practice matching and developing basic concepts
sunflower literacy kit

Creating Literacy Skills Kits to Target the Expanded Core Curriculum

Series of skill kits using children’s books, props, comprehension questions, and follow-up activities designed to target specific ECC skills for young children with visual impairments
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Welcome to the Web: “CVI Teacher” Blog!

CVI Teacher is a website and blog offering strategies and resources for teachers and families of children with cortical visual impairment.
Collage of Sensory Curriculum Ideas

Sensory Curriculum Ideas to Support a Holistic Approach to Literacy and Numeracy

Ideas for incorporating all of the senses in literacy and numeracy activities for children who are blind or visually impaired.
Facial expression game

Facial Expression Game with a Lazy Sue

This activity supports the development of social interaction, as well as speaking and listening skills in children with visual impairments.
Cover of Hooway for Wodney Wat

Hooway for Wodney Wat

This braille book club selection is great for children who have been teased or bullied, and shows how all children have something to contribute
Nan and Grandad

Case study - Holistic Approach to Braille Reading Readiness

This case study of a young boy who is blind includes profile and background information, as well as suggested activities for braille reading readiness
Tactile teaching aids for children with visual impairments

Free Tactile Teaching Aids!

These free tactile teaching aids are available from the Oakmont Visual Aids Workshop.